Hi there gadget lovers. Having trouble deciding what you want to get or give this holiday season? We may have something interesting for you – what about the Sony SmartWatch MN2SW powered by Android software. Actually, the device is not a new product, since it has been around for several months, but there is a nice surprise concerning its price. The SmartWatch is priced at Sony’s official webstore for $129.99. However, now you can also purchase the watch through Expansys online store for only $89.99, which means $40 in savings.
Sony Android Smartwatch – Overview
Watches are extremely personal devices and can be powerful fashion statements and Sony SmatWatch is no exception. Powered by Android software, the SmartWatch is compatible with both Sony Xperia smartphones and non-Sony Android-based devices alike.
The SmartWatch is a handsome 1.42 x 1.42 inches square with rounded edge and silver metallic accents. It features a 1.3-inch OLED dust and splash proof screen with a 128 x 128 pixel resolution, which takes up the entire front face. On the back, there is a flat spring-loaded clip, which allows you to pin the device to clothes or to its wristband.
The SmartWatch comes with a black band, but there are other colors available: pink, mint, grey, white and blue, so you can personalize it the way you like. If you prefer standard bands from other watches, you will need a metal watch adapter.
The basic function of the SmartWatch is to measure time, but of course it can do a lot more. To fully appreciate its possibilities you will need to pair it with you smartphone via Bluetooth using Sony LiveWare Manager and SmartWatch Android apps from the Google Play store. Once done that, the SmartWatch will turn into a remote control for your smartphone.
Thanks to the SmartWatch remot functionality will be able for example to manage incoming calls and either send them to voicemail, reply with a pre-defined message or even answer if you are wearing a headset. The device will inform you whenever you receive an email, or a message and will let you check status updates on Facebook and Twitter. It can also control audio playback and allow you to adjust volume and skip forward and backward through tracks.
The SmartWatch comes with an USB cable to connect to a PC to charge. As Sony claims, it will work up to 14 hours of continuous run-time and up to 4 days in standby mode on one charge.